No Rest for the Farmer & Rancher

January 3, 2018 0
By Ralph Chain It is one of the busiest times of the year. I can’t believe how much work and worry go in to having a Red Angus Sale. We are also drilling wheat, rye […]

The Old Maid

December 12, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain Of all the men who worked for us throughout the years, one fellow really stands out in my mind. His name was H. Rhodes, but we called him “H.” H, I guess, […]

Fat’s Outhouse

November 27, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain In the early 1900’s, two brothers came and filed on land about five miles north of where my granddad filed. Their names were Fat and Short Brookovin. Those were nicknames, but I […]

Our Flight to Hartsel

October 9, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain I have known Jake Graham a long time. We bought a herd of Angus cows in Nebraska together and some other registered cows from Alfred Draton in the O’Neill, Nebraska, area. We […]

Supper at Grand Island

September 11, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain Funny things happen in a person’s lifetime. One of the funny things that I can remember happened several years ago. We were hauling grain and hay out of Nebraska because it was […]

I Need Help

August 6, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain I received a letter just a while back from a foundation that is receiving $20 million to help the farmers and ranchers survive. I can’t understand what the $20 million is going […]

Singing to the Cattle

July 12, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain In the 1890s, with the exception of about a dozen, cowboy songs were not generally known. Jack Thorpe, who researched cowboy songs in the 1880s, was only able to find a few […]

The Last Roundup of a Vanishing Era

June 13, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain I have seen a lot of change in my lifetime. One of the most historical changes I guess would be concerning the San Carlos Indian Reservation in central Arizona. The reservation covers […]

Ranching in Spring

May 17, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain We cannot believe how busy we have been this spring. It seems like there is no rest what-so-ever if you are farming and ranching. We were lucky to finally get through calving […]

Highway 51

April 3, 2017 0
By Ralph Chain Highway 51 runs in front of our home in eastern Dewey County. It runs across the state from Tulsa to the Texas state line. I can remember when Highway 51 was merely […]
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